wireless charging

Wireless charging the next frontier, mass production being explored

It’s not like the technology for wireless charging hasn’t been realized – it’s here. The issue is not so much inventing the technology as it is the means to actually mass produce products under a unified standard. We haven’t seen wireless charging technology roll out on a lot of products because of this. But an outfit called Freescale is trying to break that barrier.

Air Dock 2.0 brings more mounting options, new Qi transmitter

If you wanted to support their previous crowd-funded product but were unable to do so, now is your chance to do so. The makers of Air Dock, the wireless mobile device charging station built for your car have now come up with an updated version with more mounting options and better features as well. Unsurprisingly, it's called Air Dock 2.0, and it's once gain asking for your support through IndieGoGo.

Ohm Bluetooth speaker is also a Qi wireless charger

None of us really likes having to mess with cables when it comes time to charge your gadgets like a smartwatch or mobile phones. This is why there are several wireless charging options on the market today and one of those is Qi. A new product has been announced by Quirky that offers a wireless charging plate for Qi enabled devices that does more than just charge.

Tylt brings wireless charging to your car and your bag

Wireless charging is not yet that popular in the market but it is slowly gaining traction so we can expect a surge in products soon. And that is not surprising as the more gadgets we hold, the less wires we want to be lugging around. Tylt, one of the pioneers in both wireless and portable charging is introducing two new products in the market. VU Wireless Charging Car Mount is exactly what its name says while the VU Solo is a more portable wireless charging pad you can easily carry around when traveling.

Sony announces Z3, Z3v for T-Mobile, Verizon

Today, Sony has offically unveiled their Xperia Z3 smartphone to the world. The natural iteration in their flagship lineup, the Xperia Z3 has at least one unique thing going for it. Sony will be bringing their handset to T-Mobile, which is something they’ve been doing for some time. We’re used to that, but with the Xperia Z3, Sony has figured out carriers a bit better, and will truck a variant over to Verizon, too. That Verizon model will also have one unique feature the other won’t.

Energous WattUp tech promises true wireless charging

Anyone who has smartphone or tablet knows that having to fiddle with wires to charge can be annoying. There are wireless charging solutions on the market that allow you to flop your smartphone on a charge pad and power up without having to plug a wire in. What we would all love to see is true wireless charging where your phone can be topped off while you hold it in your hand and walk around the home or office.

CYSPO Omnistation: first wired and wireless charging device

Does your desk or room look like a snake pit because of all the wires criss-crossing in just one extension to charge various devices? A crowd-funded project has come up with what is supposedly the first charging dock that has both wired and wireless capabilities with the CYSPO Omnistation. With the device you can charge your smartphones, tablets, power banks, smartwatches, wearables, etc, all at the same time.

Revocharge is a magnetic wireless charging system for phones

Fiddling with wires when it comes to charging your device can get very annoying. There are plenty of wireless charging systems on the market today and a new one has turned up on Kickstarter called Revocharge. The Revocharge system has multiple mounts to allow for wireless charging in different settings.

PowerSquare charges multiple devices from anywhere in the pad

The days of wall chargers for devices are dwindling down, as more and more consumers have multiple gadgets and are constantly mobile (not to mention the battery drain since we use these gadgets a lot). PowerSquare is the latest entry into the wireless charging market and it lets you power multiple devices and place it anywhere in the pad, freeing you from the few seconds it will take you to dock a gadget properly.

Qi spec to include resonance for long distance charging

Wireless charging, once seen simply as an eccentricity, is becoming more common as more devices and accessories advertise the feature. Taking the widely-used Qi standard to the next level, the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) revealed what's in store in the upcoming version 1.2 of the specification: resonant charging or the ability to charge a device without having it lie directly on the charging plate.
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